Five things you should know about Dolphins
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Well, this Week 17 matchup isn't quite as appealing as it appeared when the schedule first came out, is it? The Dolphins, expected to be a contender in the AFC East, enter the season finale with a 7-8 record and nothing at stake except for perhaps personal achievements and professional pride. The Patriots, meanwhile, have little to play for either, but for a very different reason -- they locked up the top seed and a first-round bye with their 13th win last Sunday at Buffalo. Here are five things to know about the Dolphins in an anticlimactic -- and the Patriots hope, uneventful -- conclusion to the regular season.